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POMONA, Calif. (KTLA) — More than a dozen barrels found dumped in Pomona on Wednesday were determined to be harmless by hazmat crews, authorities said.


Hazmat crews were called out to inspect several barrels.

It happened in the 1400 block of W. 2nd Street, just south of the train tracks, near a business called Gould and Bass.

The L.A. County Fire Department received a call around 6:50 a.m. reporting six, 55-gallon drums containing an unknown substance.

Further investigation located an additional 12 drums, for a total of 18.

People in the area were told to shelter in place while fire department hazmat crews investigated.

They determined that the barrels contained possibly contaminated soil, but that it didn’t pose any health threat.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Pomona police were also at the scene.

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